7 Healthy Snack Ideas That Kids Will Actually Ask For


Toss out the junk food and make snack time fun and healthy with these 7 kid-approved snack ideas, including our new recipe for fun Fruit Sushi.

IDEA 1: Make Apple Sandwiches and you may never need to eat a bite of bread again!
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IDEA 2: Pretty as can be, these Rainbow Fruit Skewers are surprisingly easy to make. They take just minutes.
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IDEA 3: Grape jiggle snacks are made with fruit juice instead of sugary premade jello mix, but kids won’t care. These treats are just too cute not to eat.
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IDEA 4: Let your kids have pizza! This quick and easy snackable version comes with it’s own slice of zucchini.
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IDEA 5: Turn the traditional Ants on A Log recipe into an adorable treat that makes kids feel like they’re hitting the zoo. This simple snack is quick, yummy, and veggieful!
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IDEA 6: All you need to make these fruity treats is a bunch of grapes. So easy. So cute.
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IDEA 7: Fruit Sushi

Turn ready-prepped or leftover sticky rice into a simple, delicious snack. Costs less than traditional sushi, and more fun to eat.

Ingredients:
• 1 (7.4 ounce) container pre-cooked Asian sticky rice
• 2 tablespoons sweet sushi vinegar
• 1 strawberry, cut into thin slices
• 1 kiwi, cut into thin slices
• 1 small slice mango, cut into thin slices

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Directions:
Heat sticky rice container in microwave on high for 60 seconds. Open container. With slightly moistened hands, roll the rice into 8 one-inch rice balls. Place on a plate, drizzle with sushi vinegar. Top with a slice of fruit. Serve with chopsticks and enjoy!

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brooke-mclayBrooke McLay writes from high in the mountains of Colorado, where she lives with her four fab children, and works as a freelance recipe developer, food writer, food photographer, and cooking show host for Babble, General Mills, Good Cook, and other sundry companies. Her blog Cheeky Kitchen, has garnered praise for its colorful photographs, wholesome cooking, and lyrical musings. Her first cookbook is scheduled for release in 2014.


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